The Bond girl has been one of the most iconic symbols for the 'James Bond' franchise although the character's role as a sex object for the leading male character is right now the subject of immense scrutiny in an age which practically does not need a Bond girl.
However, that certainly is not enough to push back the legacies of some iconic Bond girls such as Ursula Andress' Honey Rider, Famke Janssen's Xenia Onatopp, or Diana Rigg's Tracy Draco, and with the 25th Bond movie revealing fresh details at Ian Fleming’s villa in Jamaica, we now have Cuban actress Ana de Armas preparing for the role.
As the title of the 25th Bond film is yet to be decided, here's everything that you might want to know about the new Bond girl:
Who is Ana de Armas?
The Cuban actress was barely 12-years-old when she decided to pursue a career in acting, and hence attended the National Theater School of Cuba. Soon, De Armas made her acting debut in 2006, portraying the role of Marie in 'Una rosa de Francia', starring with Alex Gonzalez.
Has she appeared in any big projects?
Yes, she has. De Armas got her big break in the Spanish TV series 'El Internado', in which she starred as Carolina Leal and in 2015, she starred in 'Knock Knock', alongside Keanu Reeves, whom she also co-starred with in the 2016 film 'Exposed'. She continues to be grateful to director Jonathan Jakubowicz, the director of 'Hands of Stone', who she claims discovered her. Also in 2016, she played a prominent role in Todd Phillips' 'War Dogs' where she took up the character of a moral wife who sells weapons to the American government.
She also appeared in a French action-thriller, 'Overdrive', in 2017 in which she played the role of Scott Eastwood's girlfriend who becomes involved in his plot to steal cars from a ruthless tycoon. The role received immense appreciation although the film itself was not a box-office hit.
In the same year, she appeared in 'Blade Runner 2049' playing opposite Ryan Gosling in the role of Joi, a holographic computer program which is the main character's girlfriend. Her performance in the film received high praise and was characterized as a breakout role. On 23 May, 2018, it was announced that De Armas would star in the upcoming crime drama film 'The Night Clerk', with Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt and John Leguizamo.
Is she single?
As of now, she is but De Armas was married to Spanish actor Marc Clotet from 2011 to 2013.
A close look at De Armas' Instagram handle explains why she is a clear choice for being a Bond girl. The 30-year-old seems to be quite the globe-trotter and is often seen spending luxury holidays in Thailand and Brazil. She always manages to post some pictures of her trip.